*Last week ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s request to be released on bond was denied by the U.S. 6th Circuit of Appeals.
“We conclude that Kilpatrick has not shown by clear and convincing evidence that his release would not pose a risk of flight,” the court wrote on Aug. 14, reports the Detroit Free Press.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmonds did agree to move his sentencing hearing from Sept. 3 to Oct. 10.
Both Kilpatrick and his alleged partner in crime, contractor Bobby Ferguson, will learn their fate that day. Ferguson must remain behind bars until his sentencing.
Their attorneys expressed gratitude for the extra time to review pre-sentencing reports, trial transcripts and sentencing guidelines.
“We need to go over things with a fine-tooth comb. It’s a daunting task,” Mike Rataj, who is representing Ferguson, told the Detroit Free Press. “Our clients are entitled to a Mercedes-Benz representation.”
Kilpatrick and Ferguson were convicted in March of charges related to fixed contracts, bribes and kickbacks. The former mayor’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was convicted of a tax crime and will be sentenced on Oct. 17.